Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of varicose veins and spider veins (telangiectasia)?

Updated: Feb 28, 2018
  • Author: Robert Weiss, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Prolonged standing is a risk factor for venous insufficiency syndromes. Activity is a protective factor.

Activity is particularly important after treatment by any technique because all modalities of treatment for varicose disease have the potential to increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis. Activity is a strong protective factor against venous stasis. Activity is so important that most specialists will not initiate treatment for a patient who is unable to remain active following each treatment session.


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